Look familiar? Bamberger’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, Newark [Photo]

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Bamberger’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in Newark, NJ.

From the editor: Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers. We’re thankful for your support! To show just a little more support, be sure to vote for Brick City Live – and one other company – in the NewU startup competition for seed funding that will enable us to do even more for you! http://brickc.it/unitypitches

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Five things we’re thinking about: Week of November 25

This week, we’re 1) celebrating Thanksgiving, 2) thinking about the leadership capabilities of Newark high school students, 3) checking out local artisans at Seed Gallery, 4) inviting you to nominate yourselves and your friends for a street style shoot by Citi Medina, and 5) asking you one more time you to vote for Brick City Live to earn more funds so we can do more work! The voting portion of the pitch competition ends Friday, November 29.

What else should we be thinking about? Tweet #fivethings @brickcitylive, or leave a comment below. Wondering why the stories on Brick City Live look the way they do? Read this essay.

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Happy Thanksgiving all!

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Celebrate this week by giving back time, money, and/or resources to community members who need them.

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Newark high school students prove adept at running mayoral forum

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Brick City Live was present at the mayoral forum on education this past Thursday at the Newark Public Library. Read our report about how the students who ran the debate kept the crowd and the candidates in line. Money quote.

The questions and the candidates’ responses were in line with those of the previous mayoral education forum, held at Science Park High School last month. But the students, commanding and irreverent in the face of the candidates and the crowd, proved adept at quashing the types of crowd outbursts that characterized the previous forum, and at keeping the candidates themselves in line.

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Vinyl Swap featuring the Brick City Design Market

The event, which features live music and handcrafted designs for sale, is every Saturday from noon to 6pm at Seed Gallery, 210 Market Street, between Broad and Mulberry Streets.

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Be featured in a Brick City Live “Street Style & Profile Post”

Including a chance to be photographed by our featured Style contributor, Citi Medina! Check out this weekend’s post for details.

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Vote for Brick City Live!

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Brick City Live is the finalist in a competition to win seed funding, and a simple vote from our readers can go a long way towards helping us produce more content, hire freelancers and interns, and even host events! To check out our pitch video, go here. To vote for Brick City Live, go here. Remember: there are two prizes, so you most vote for Brick City Live and one other company in order for your vote to count. Pass it along! (And while you’re at it, be sure to share our stories if you like those, too.)

Pitch videos: http://brickc.it/unitypitches

Voting: http://brickc.it/votebcl

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UFC returns to Newark with two title fights Super Bowl weekend

Another major sports event is coming to the region the same weekend as the Super Bowl.

Two world title fights will headline the UFC’s return to the Prudential Center in Newark on Saturday, February 1, 2014. In the night’s main event, the UFC will crown its bantamweight champion when reigning champion Dominick Cruz returns after two years away from competition due to injury to meet interim champion Renan Barao.

Then, in the night’s co-main event, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will face Ricardo Lamas.

“We put together a fight worthy of Super Bowl weekend,” UFC president Dana White said. “It’s the fight that everyone has been waiting for – champion vs. champion,” he continued, referring to the bout between Cruz and Barao for the 135-pound title.

Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, November 22 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmater and at the Prudential Center box office. Tickets will be priced between $50 and $400.

Five things we’re thinking about: Week of November 18

This week, we’re 1) tracking the candidates’ Twitter feeds so you don’t have to, 2) continuing the conversation from TedXBroadStreet, 3) checking out local artisans at Seed Gallery, 4) inviting you to nominate yourselves and your friends for a street style shoot by Citi Medina, and 5) asking you to vote for Brick City Live to earn more funds so we can do more work!

What else should we be thinking about? Tweet #fivethings @brickcitylive, or leave a comment below. Wondering why the stories on Brick City Live look the way they do? Read this essay.

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Straight from the candidates’ fingertips

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Check out our new feature, “#RT” (real-time), which uses RebelMouse to track the four Newark mayoral candidates’ Twitter accounts. Also, follow Brick City Live on Twitter @brickcitylive.

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TedXBroadStreet organizers will hold a follow-up conversation this Wednesday

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FEMWORKS and Forward Ever Sustainable Business Alliance will be hosting a followup to the TedXBroadStreet conference after work on November 20 at Loft47. The full conference can be viewed on their uStream page. RSVP on Facebook.

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Vinyl Swap featuring the Brick City Design Market

The event, which features live music and handcrafted designs for sale, is every Saturday from noon to 6pm at Seed Gallery, 210 Market Street, between Broad and Mulberry Streets.

 

 

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Be featured in a Brick City Live “Street Style & Profile Post”

Including a chance to be photographed by our featured Style contributor, Citi Medina! Check out this weekend’s post for details.

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Vote for Brick City Live!

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Brick City Live is the finalist in a competition to win seed funding, and a simple vote from our readers can go a long way towards helping us produce more content, hire freelancers and interns, and even host events! To check out our pitch video, go here. To vote for Brick City Live, go here. Remember: there are two prizes, so you most vote for Brick City Live and one other company in order for your vote to count. Pass it along! (And while you’re at it, be sure to share our stories if you like those, too.)

Pitch videos: http://brickc.it/unitypitches

Voting: http://brickc.it/votebcl

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Five things we’re thinking about: Week of November 11

This week, we’re 1) remembering our veterans, 2) appraising John Sharpe James, our new council at-large member, 3) appreciating the Poor Kingz’ street art, 4) looking at Cory Booker’s first week in the Senate, and 5) voting for Brick City Live to earn more funds so we can do more work!

What else should we be thinking about? Tweet #fivethings @brickcitylive, or leave a comment below. Wondering why the stories on Brick City Live look the way they do? Read this essay.

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John Sharpe James has been sworn in as one of four council at-large members

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Brick City Live interviewed James when he was still a candidate. Read his full remarks here. Money quote:

What is your vision for Newark? What is your thesis for running?

Right now, Newark is in survival mode. The average Newarker just wants government services. They want the garbage picked up, they want police, they want protection, they want to be able to walk the streets, they want quality schools, they want a good, quality life, which does not exist right now.

There’s no responsibility. No one’s owning up to any of the crime or violence or murders that we have right now. And we need more people in government to speak out, instead of using Newark as a stepping stone, moving on to the next position or title, and not concentrating on what’s going on right now.

So as a military veteran, as a law school graduate, as a Morehouse College graduate, I feel that I do have input as a Newark resident and homeowner, into what goes on in the city. My major background is in the military, where I spent 23-and-a-half years. So I’ve been serving my country, and now I feel it’s time to serve the community.

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Today is Veteran’s Day

There are over 7,000 veterans living in Newark according to the latest census data. For veterans looking for jobs and services, check out the GI Go Fund, which is based in Newark.

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The Associated Press reviews Cory Booker’s first week as a Senator

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By way of the Huffington Post:

Known for his soaring oratory and confidence, he is now listening and asking questions, sometimes seeming overwhelmed or confused — and showing glimmers of his cheeky sense of humor amid the business of the day.

He said he plans to advocate for New Jersey residents, hoping to ensure they receive unclaimed earned-income credits and helping victims of Superstorm Sandy. He met with an ethics officer to see how he can leverage private-public partnerships for New Jersey, as he did in Newark — most famously with a $100 million donation from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to the city schools.

Read the full article here.

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The Poor Kingz

Poor KingzYou’ve seen their street art all around town. Brick City Live came face-to-face with a member of the collective this weekend. For a window into the ethos that inspires their work, get into their Tumblr page: poor-kingz.tubmlr.com

Image: Poor Kingz Tumblr page

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Vote for Brick City Live!

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Brick City Live is the finalist in a competition to win seed funding, and a simple vote from our readers can go a long way towards helping us produce more content, hire freelancers and interns, and even host events! To check out our pitch video, go here. To vote for Brick City Live, go here. Remember: there are two prizes, so you most vote for Brick City Live and one other company in order for your vote to count. Pass it along! (And while you’re at it, be sure to share our stories if you like those, too.)

Pitch videos: http://brickc.it/unitypitches

Voting: http://brickc.it/votebcl

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Five things we’re thinking about: Week of November 4

This week, we’re 1) voting in the New Jersey governor’s race AND the Newark council at-large special election, 2) attending Newark Tech Week events, 3) reflecting on this weekend’s two forward-thinking conferences, 4) reading and considering your smart, respectful mayoral political analysis for Brick City Live’s upcoming new blog, “The Armchair”, and 5) checking out Brick City Live’s first artist-in-residence, Tim Dingman.

What else should we be thinking about? Tweet #fivethings @brickcitylive, or leave a comment below. Wondering why the stories on Brick City Live look the way they do? Read this essay.

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This Tuesday is election Day

Both the gubernatorial race and Newark’s special election to fill the at-large council seat vacated by congressman Donald Payne, Jr. will take place tomorrow, November 5. 

The final Buono vs. Christie debate:

Watch all three council at-large candidates debate:

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This week is Newark Tech Week

If you’re curious about the Newark tech scene, there’s probably no better time to find out here you fit in than this upcoming week. Here’s the schedule of events per the Newark Tech Week website.

Monday: Nov. 4
RBS Center for Urban Entrepreneurship & Economic Development 

Nonobvious Uses of Technology: Technology in Sports, Entertainment, and Food
Time: 7pm
Where: Rutgers Business School, One Washington Park
Newark, NJ

Details: HERETuesday: Nov. 5
Blerdology & Geek Soul Brother

Sci-Fi Art: Branding and Expanding in the Digital World
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
Where: Fortress of Solitude, 53 University Ave Newark, NJ
Details: HERE
Thursday: Nov. 7
5th Annual Newark Innovation Acceleration Challenge Deadline

Time: Midnight
Where: Everywhere
Details: HERE

Thursday: Nov. 7
Build in Brick City: Leveraging Broadband for Your Small Business
Time: 6:30 -8:00pm
Where: 744 Broad Street, 26th Floor, Newark, NJ
Details: HERE

Thursday: Nov. 7
Scarlet Start-Ups
Starting Your Start-Up
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Rutgers Business School, One Washington Park
Newark, NJ

Details: HERE

Thursday: Nov. 7
Tech Happy Hour
Time: 8:00pm
Where: Martini 494, 494 Broad St. Newark, NJ
Details: HERE 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Nov. 8-10
Lean Start-Up Machine Newark

Time: All Day
Where: Seed Gallery, 210 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102

Register: HERE

Friday: Nov. 8
The Rise of AllHipHop.com & The Future of Online Journalism
Time: 7:00-10:00pm
Where:  Seed Gallery, 210 Market Street, Newark, NJ 07102
Register: HERE

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Contribute to “The Armchair”

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Last week, we announced on Facebook that we’ll be accepting submissions for political analysis from all of you. We’re looking for people with smart, sharp, informed, substantive, and respectful opinions. If you’re interested, email contributions@brickcitylive.com, and we’ll tell you how to submit.

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This weekend boasted two forward-thinking conferences in Newark

Leadership Newark’s “Rebuilding the Dream that is Newark”, featuring an afternoon keynote by former green jobs advisor to president Barack Obama and current CNN Crossfire host Van Jones. More coverage of his remarks to come. In the meantime, here’s Brick City Live’s interview with Jones, where he discusses his ideas for how green and tech jobs can helped lift cities like Newark.

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Photo credits: All photos by Anthony Alvarez

FEMWorks and ForwardEverNJ also hosted TedXBroadStreet, where the theme was “Reach, Rise, Revive”. Live streams of the all-day talks are available on their uStream page.

 

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Check Tim Dingman’s artist-in-residence page early and often

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His inaugural post is live, and there will be more where that came from throughout the month. If you’re an artist who’s interested in taking over our arts section one month, being highlighted, or contributing one-off content, please email contributions@brickcitylive.com.

Image credit: Timothy Dingman

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